Alpine gentian Gentiana nivalis

Status Amber - Vulnerable and Near-Threatened
Best Time to See July, August, September
Colour Blue
Habitat Upland

This sweet 'gentian of the snows' is among the botanical gems of Ben Lawers, the highest of the Perthshire hills.

Its piercing blue star-like flowers open only in sunshine.


Rock ledges at 900 metres.

Best time to see

Flowers from July to September.

Did you know?

County Flower of Perthshire. It is also known as the snow gentian.